Pochettino refuses to rule out interest in Man Utd job


After that, Zinedine Zidane, Mauricio Pochettino and Laurent Blanc are all expected to be in the frame.

There's no denying the Argentine boss has worked wonders at Southampton and Tottenham since he arrived in England over five years ago. He has done the most incredible job and I do think he is the person who is the most outstanding candidate.

"What is going to happen is not in our hands, I mean the decision in another club, we don't know. What more do I need to say [to fans]?"

However, a permanent replacement would be more ideal for the club and the United faithful.

Roberts, who won the UEFA Cup with Tottenham, does not think that Pochettino would be interested in taking up the job at Old Trafford due to the amount of rebuilding that would have to go into the existing squad.

Mourinho leaves Manchester United in sixth place and 19 points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool FC after 17 games.

"What is going to happen in the summer?" For a manager it's "if I want to work at the top I need to be there to really show myself".

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First Michael Carrick was going to be in charge of United till the end of the season and then they changed it to him being in charge of training until and external caretaker was appointed for the season, that came with added Carrick in charge for "38 hours" confusion on the live broadcast. A effect of going against your manager's signings - it never ends well.

"Arsenal could rest players in the Europa League because they had qualified but we couldn't in the Champions League".

Pochettino has been linked with Manchester United following the sacking of Jose Mourinho (Andrew Matthews/PA).

"Like always in football, no-one can guarantee nothing and when you are a manager, look what happened", he said.

"Manchester United is a very hard football club right now". I'm so happy here, my focus and energy is in Tottenham.

"Whoever came into that football club would find things hard because Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham are doing things better".

United's supporters' trust called for a reset of their culture to the Sir Alex Ferguson days when Jose Mourinho was sacked; of making big but value-for-money signings and infuse them with a core of youth products. "When you look at the values of United, you look at his use of young players".